🚨 The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has expired. Although funding for its programs was secured in the spending bill, the act itself did not achieve reauthorization.
Let's contact our Members of Congress and ask them to take time to strengthen the bill and expand its reach. We can also ask that Congress prevent the VAWA from getting caught up in partisan conflict again by giving it permanent reauthorization, rather than requiring a vote every year for funding, and every five years for the bill itself.
The Violence Against Women Act has expired. While this doesn't necessarily affect funding, advocates say it still has implications practically and symbolically. Renewal of the act, typically every five years, usually includes enhancements to the protections it offers domestic violence survivors.
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